Join the Professional Beauty Association
PBA membership allows you to capture up-to-the-minute industry knowledge, gain exposure to thought leaders, discover proven best practices, connect with colleagues and make new contacts.



Why Join PBA

As a PBA member, you will gain access to member-only benefits and services that are not offered to other industry professionals. PBA membership allows you to capture up-to-the-minute industry knowledge, gain exposure to thought leaders, discover proven best practices, connect with colleagues and make new contacts.

Organizational level membership provides benefits focused on the growth and development of the business.

Individual membership provides benefits to support one individual member's personal career growth and development.



    Individual membership is open to:

  • Individual owners of establishments where one major function of cosmetology is performed

  • Professionals licensed to practice cosmetology or licensed to practice any one of the major functions of cosmetology in states where licenses are required

  • Professionals educated or experienced in the performance of any one of the major functions of cosmetology in states where licenses are not required

  • Students enrolled in and regularly attend schools licensed or certified to teach cosmetology or one of the major functions of cosmetology

  • Apprentices regularly and lawfully engaged as such in establishments that are licensed cosmetology salons

  • Unlicensed individual employees of cosmetology establishments (i.e. receptionist, finance manager, etc.)

  • Unlicensed individual employees of manufacturers, distributors or associate members

  • Annual Dues for Individuals

    Licensed Professionals $115
    Unlicensed Professionals $115
    Students* $75

    *Must be currently enrolled in beauty school or a first year professional.

    PBA individual memberships are on an anniversary billing cycle.

    Individual memberships expire each year on the last day of your anniversary month.

    If you do not wish to join or renew online, please download our Individual Member Application Form or the Student Application Form or call 800.468.2274 to join or renew over the phone.

    Membership dues in the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) are considered earned upon receipt. However, special requests for refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Download the PBA Membership Refund Policy for more information.

    Benefits are subject to change without notice

    JOIN NOW AS AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER






    Organizational membership is open to: Manufacturers, Distributors, Salons/Spas, Schools and Associates

  • Join the Manufacturer Section if your company manufactures or produces beauty and/or barber products for sale to wholesalers and/or distributors in the professional beauty industry and/or salons, or if you are a sales representative for such companies

  • Join the Distributor Section if the primary company's primary business is purchasing beauty and/or barber products and reselling those products at wholesale to beauty salons, barbershops, and/or beauty cosmetologists, or if your company sells beauty products over-the-counter, or if you are a sales representative for such companies

  • Join the Salon/Spa Section if your company provides professional beauty services to the public, or is a licensed cosmetology school. Businesses with 3+ W2 employees that hold current cosmetology licenses are eligible

  • Join the Associate Section if your company serves the beauty industry in an auxiliary capacity (i.e. public relations firms, publishers, printing companies, graphic artists, signage, software companies and other business services). Associate membership is open to all and includes the established benefits of membership with the exception of organization voting rights

  • PBA partners with select companies interested in providing discounts on goods and/or services to its members. For more information on the PBA Benefit Provider application process, visit here.

    Annual Dues for Organizations**

    Less than $500,000 $175
    $500,000 - $1 million $250
    $1 million - $2.5 million $400
    $2.5 million - $5 million $500
    $5 million - $7 million $750
    $7 million - $10 million $1,000
    $10 million - $25 million $1,500
    $25 million - $50 million $2,500
    $50 million - $75 million $4,000
    $75 million - $100 million $5,000
    $100 million or more $7,500

    **Annual dues for organizations are determined by the gross annual sales of the company.

    In the beginning of November, PBA will transition to a new membership model and launch new technology to enhance our memberís association experience. The membership expiration date for mid-year joins in 2014 will be extended beyond the traditional 12.31.14 expiration date. Click Here for further details or call 800.468.2274.

    If you do not wish to join or renew online, please download our Organizational Member Application Form or call 800.468.2274 to join or renew over the phone.

    Membership dues in the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) are considered earned upon receipt. However, special requests for refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Download the PBA Membership Refund Policy for more information.

    Benefits are subject to change without notice

    JOIN NOW AS AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBER